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The art of grafting fruit trees – The Tree of 40 Fruit project

Posted on 08. Jan, 2015 by .

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Grafting is an advanced orchard management skill that many of you likely use to some degree or another. Artist Sam Van Aken takes it to the extreme in his Tree of 40 Fruit project. He creates  beautiful fruiting trees – seeing is believing. Check out the link below for additional photos of his work and […]

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November 11 – Eco-apple meeting at DATCP

Posted on 14. Oct, 2014 by .

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We haven’t finalized all our speakers yet, but we think this year’s meeting is shaping up to be key in our partnership to strengthen apple growing in Wisconsin. We hope you can join us at DATCP on Tuesday, November 11. If you have additional agenda items, please let me know. We will be tweeking this […]

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Last day to sign up for 2014 EQIP!

Posted on 20. Dec, 2013 by .

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December 20th, TODAY, is the last day to submit an application for a 2014 EQIP contract. Go to the USDA-NRCS web site to download the application, or contact Matt Otto at NRCS with your questions, 608-662-4422 x 245 matt.otto@wi.usda.gov.

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Please, take the Farm to School Producer Survey!!!

Posted on 27. Feb, 2013 by .

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  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection invites you to participate in the first Wisconsin Farm to School Producer Survey, which is being sent to farmers and agricultural producers in Wisconsin. Whether or not your farm sells product to schools, your response is extremely valuable to the development of state farm to […]

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Experienced vegetable grower seeking apple orchard production experience

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by .

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Wanting to learn the year-round practices associated organic/ipm/or sustainably-focus orchard management including: soil health, grafting and propagation, pruning and thinning, pest and disease control. Looking for part-time work near Madison. Contact: Nikki Lennart, nmlennart@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT: EQIP Financial Assistance for Driftless Area Conservation Practices

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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NRCS will offer financial assistance in 2012 to agricultural producers for implementing practices that reduce erosion and improve fish wildlife habitat in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.

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IPM Conference Call: July 17, 2012

Posted on 18. Jul, 2012 by .

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The big topic today was heat — heat and drought. John discussed the evidence he’s seen in the field of the weather’s effect on a wide range of insects, including on ones that we’re seeing in apple trees for the first time ever. Download the recording and read the full transcript here. Also, be sure to check out the many articles referenced inside.

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2012 EcoApple Quick Guide and Spray Protocol

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by .

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Get the Eco Apple spray protocol for 2012 here.

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Important updates about freeze damage and fire blight

Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by .

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Please read this post for a couple very important updates about speeding freeze damage and managing this weekend’s potential fire blight outbreak.

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TOMORROW, Tues. 1/23: Free webinar on organic apple production

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by .

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The organization eXtension.org is hosting a free webinar tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23rd, on the organic production of apples. Please see details and links below. (Also, to see and download from their vast archive of past webinars, click here.) Join eOrganic for the webinar OrganicA Project: Current Research on Organic Production of Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, Zestar!, […]

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